Cutting edge system architecture design underpins the quality of Astec implementations, with deep domain and product expertise making the difference between a middle-of-the-road solution and an extraordinary one.
It is generally recognised as good business practice to regularly maintain IT infrastructure, invest in quality modern hardware, and frequently update operating systems and applications as new versions are released. Conversely, it is not uncommon for operational technology used for production to be left for years, becoming outdated, unsupportable and obsolete. Often the reasons for this can be attributed to fears over disrupted production and compromised security, leaving the business vulnerable to the ever-changing demands of IT and even cyber-attack.
As the digital revolution gathers pace, alignment of operational technologies with IT standards is a fundamental part of digital transformation strategy. For many years, Astec has led the way in IT-centric software engineering for the complete production life cycle, from delivery of raw product, scheduling and supply chain to packaging and distribution.